Learn about the most popular penguins
We will be starting a zoo course with a focus on the very popular penguins.
At Asahiyama Zoo, lines of penguins walk throughout the zoo on the “Penguin Stroll” and more limited time events during the snowy period.
Please feel free to participate in this course all about penguins.
“A crash course on Asahiyama Zoo that doesn’t talk about its animals” Overview
Opening hour：8:00 p.m.～8:30 p.m.
*Excluding days that Asahiyama Zoo is closed.
Introducing some of the course content
1.Enjoying the very popular “Penguin Stroll” event
The “Penguin Stroll”, which sees a line of king penguins walk throughout the zoo for 30 minutes, is an extremely popular winter event.
Many tourists come and wait to see the penguins despite the cold weather.
The average temperature in Asahikawa in winter is extremely cold at -7.5c.
We will tell you the best ways to avoid the cold and still enjoy seeing the penguins walk together well, in addition to how to take photos together with the penguins.
2.Penguin group activities
The act of the penguins walking in line throughout the zoo is an example of their group activity habits. There is also a moving reason for these habits, which hotel staff, who are also dressed up as penguins, explain to visitors.
The free courtesy bus service to Asahiyama Zoo is great for convenient access!
Asahikawa, the coldest city in Japan. As the roads are frozen over and very slippery in the winter, there will be a bus service, “Waku Waku Penguin Go”, that goes directly to the zoo from Dec. 1, 2019 to Mar. 31, 2020 so people can access it safely, securely, and easily.
Dates:Dec. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020 *Excluding periods when Asahiyama Zoo is closed
Opening hour:leave the hotel 10:00 a.m. / leave Asahiyama Zoo 2:00 p.m. *time required: 30 mins
Fee:Free *only for those staying at the hotel
Reservations:reservations will be accepted from around September, with details being announced on our website as and when they are decided.